Umm al-Tuyour
أم الطيور
Umm al-Tuyour is located in Syria
Umm al-Tuyour
Umm al-Tuyour
Coordinates: 35°45′17″N 35°50′48″E / 35.754836°N 35.846623°E / 35.754836; 35.846623
Country Syria
GovernorateLatakia Governorate
DistrictLatakia District
NahiyahQastal Ma'af
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total1,101
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Umm al-Tuyour (Arabic: أم الطيور, romanizedUmm al-Tūyūr) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Latakia Governorate, located north of Latakia on the Mediterranean coast. Nearby localities include Al-Shamiyah and Burj Islam to the south, Ras al-Basit and al-Badrusiyah to the north. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Umm al-Tuyour had a population of 1,101 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly of Turkmen origin.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-01-12 at Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Latakia Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ Balanche, Fabrice (2006). La région alaouite et le pouvoir syrien (PDF) (in French). Karthala Editions. ISBN 2845868189.
  3. ^ Syria’s Turkmen Join the Fight. Al Akhbar. 2012-08-28.